“Sh*thole countries”. “Animals”. Trump’s Xenophobia Cannot Be The New Normal

Jade Magnus Ogunnaike, Color Of Change

Demand Senators Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham take a public moral stance against Trump’s hateful rhetoric. Join us.

Rubio and Graham chumming up to Trump in Black and White. Text says Trump's Immigrant's aren't people they're animals is a new low. Tell Rubio and Graham to denounce Trump's racism


Rencently at a White House meeting with local California leaders opposed to “sanctuary city” policies, Donald Trump made one of his most offensive comments yet. In front  of countless sheriffs, cameras, and members of the press, he said that immigrants “are not people, they’re animals.”1 Thats right–the President of the United States referred to millions of human beings as animals. 

This isn’t the first time Trump has glibly insulted marginalized communities. From calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” to African nations “sh*tholes”, Trump has rarely missed an opportunity to categorize Black and Brown people as less than human.2 To make matters worse, Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio—who have famously supported DACA and claim to care deeply about immigrants have remained mum on Trump’s latest attack.3

Enough is enough. Tell “pro-immigrant” Republican leaders to denounce Trump’s statement now!

Rubio and Graham have had plenty of time to take to Twitter today to insult other world leaders—but have refused to denounce Trump’s dehumanizing attack on immigrants. This deafening silence as millions of people are insulted by the Commander-In-Chief is yet another indicator of how Trump’s disgusting rhetoric has become normalized on the public stage. After all, both Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio were vehement anti-Trumpers; first claiming he was unfit to be President, then falling into line after he was elected—bragging about playing golf with him and proudly endorsing his damaging policies.4

If Graham and Rubio remain silent and refuse to reject the characterization of immigrants as “animals”, they are complicit in upholding a hostile political climate. Their silence enables violence that we see being enacted now on a policy level. Since Trump’s election, the immigration gains activists made in previous administrations have been massively rolled back with several attempts at a Muslim ban, the expansion of ICE agents’ abilities to detain and deport  any undocumented immigrant, and the appointment white nationalists to ICE.5 Just this week, Trump’s administration just announced that they’re gearing up to tear immigrant children away from their parents and hold them alone on military bases.6

Tell Senators Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham to stop playing the middle and denounce Trump’s attack on immigrants now!

We know that Trump’s public attacks on marginalized communities have disturbing real-life consequences. The Southern Poverty Law Center reported the second straight year of hate crime increases—largely due in part to “The Trump Effect: with a tripling of anti-Muslim hate groups since 2016 and surges of hate crimes nationwide.7

Now more than ever, leaders must take a stand against the status quo and defend the most vulnerable among us.

Tell Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham to denounce Trump’s statements now.

Until justice is real,

–Jade, Brandi, Rashad, Arisha, Evan, Johnny, Future, Angela, Corina, Chad, Mary, Saréya, Eesha, and the rest of the Color Of Change team


  1. Trump calls some unauthorized immigrants “Animals” in Rant. 17 May 2018. New York Times. https://act.colorofchange.org/go/50361?t=11&akid=13201%2E1174326%2EBCDhnc
  2. Trump doesn’t need to explain which immigrants he thinks are “animals”. 17 May 2018. Slate. https://act.colorofchange.org/go/53137?t=13&akid=13201%2E1174326%2EBCDhnc
  3. More than 30 senators join push for immigration deal. 24 January 2018. The Hill. http://act.colorofchange.org/go/53138?t=15&akid=13201%2E1174326%2EBCDhnc
  4. Lindsey Graham offers details on Trump’s round of 73. 11 October 2017. Golf Channel. https://act.colorofchange.org/go/52224?t=17&akid=13201%2E1174326%2EBCDhnc did Marco Rubio say in Spanish in front of Trump? Let him tell you. Miami Herald. 16 May 2018. http://act.colorofchange.org/go/52243?t=19&akid=13201%2E1174326%2EBCDhnc Trump should lead, Congress should act on DACA. 5 September 2017. Politico. https://act.colorofchange.org/go/52226?t=21&akid=13201%2E1174326%2EBCDhnc Immigration debate “has turned into an s-show”. 16 January 2018. Politico. https://act.colorofchange.org/go/50682?t=23&akid=13201%2E1174326%2EBCDhnc
  5. Trump doesn’t need to explain which immigrants he thinks are “animals”. 17 May 2018. Slate. https://act.colorofchange.org/go/53137?t=25&akid=13201%2E1174326%2EBCDhnc
  6. Trump administration preparing to hold immigrant children on military bases. 15 May 2018. Washington Post. https://act.colorofchange.org/go/52221?t=27&akid=13201%2E1174326%2EBCDhnc
  7. Hate crimes rise for second straight year; Anti-Muslim violence soars amid President Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric. 13 November 2017. Southern Poverty Law Center. https://act.colorofchange.org/go/53139?t=29&akid=13201%2E1174326%2EBCDhnc

1775 – General Washington informs Congress of espionage

Posthumous portrait of Dr. Benjamin Church[1] wiki

On October 5, 1775, General George Washington writes to the president of the Continental Congress, John Hancock, to inform him that a letter from Dr. Benjamin Church, surgeon general of the Continental Army, to Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Gage, British commander in chief for North America, had been intercepted. Washington wrote, “I have now a painful tho’ a Necessary Duty to perform respecting Doctor Church, Director General of the Hospital.”

Washington described how a coded letter to a British officer, Major Crane, came into Washington’s possession by a convoluted route from “a Woman who was kept by Doctor Church.” Washington “immediately secured the Woman, but for a long time she was proof against every threat and perswasion[sic] to discover the Author, however, at length she was brought to a confession and named Doctor Church. I then immediately secured him and all his papers.”

The woman Washington interrogated was the mistress of Dr. Benjamin Church, a renowned Boston physician, who was active in the Massachusetts Committee of Safety and served as a member of the Provincial Congress. In July 1775, Washington had named Church the first surgeon general of the Continental Army, only to find out three months later that he had been spying for the British since 1772. Church faced an army court martial on October 4, 1775.

Source: history.com

100 Best Teacher Quotes and Wishes Celebrate World Teachers’ Day 2022!

Maryn Liles

For World Teachers Day 2022, you may be looking for the right quote to show your child’s teacher you care. After all, your child’s teacher has probably become a valuable part of your child’s life, guiding them through lessons, new assignments and socialization when needed. Now it’s time to say thank you to the teachers who make all the difference!

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1. “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

2. “When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”- Dalai Lama

3. “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry

4. “It is the supreme art of a teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”- Albert Einstein

5. “Intelligence plus character– that is the goal of true education.”- Martin Luther King Jr.

6. “The secret in education lies in respecting the student.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. “Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.”- Ann Liberman

8. “A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.”- Ever Garrison

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9. “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.”- William Butler Yeats

10. “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.” – Carl Jung

11. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

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12. “Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.” – Sidney Hook

13. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

14. “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson

15. “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” – Robert M. Hutchins

16. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B.B. King

17. “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” –  Fred Rogers

18.  “A good teacher is like a candle — it consumes itself to light the way for others.” – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

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19. “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” – Alexander the Great

20. “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” – Karl Menninger

21. “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert

22. “Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb

23. “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.” – Unknown

24. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey

25. “Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of the individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

26. “A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank. But the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.”- Forest Witcraft

27. “Being able to help someone learn something is a talent.” – Margaret Riel

28.  “It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.” – Unknown

29.  “Summer vacation is the time when parents realize teachers are grossly underpaid.”- Unknown

30. “Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service, and it must be thought of as a mission.”- Dr. Ralph Tyler

31. “Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.”- Unknown

32. “The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

33. “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” – Eric Hoffer

34. “Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach.”- Aristotle

35. “What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?” – Marcus T. Cicero

36. “When we strive to become better teachers than we are, everyone in our classroom becomes better too.”- Robert John Meehan

37. “Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that’s because you’re a teacher.” – Aaron Bacall

38. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”- Henry Adams

39. “Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.”  – Helen Peters

40. “He who opens a school door closes a prison.”  – Victor Hugo

41. “What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.” – Unknown

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42. “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” – Khalil Gibran

43. “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” – Jacques Barzun

44. “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.”  – Gail Godwin

45. “Discover wildlife! Be a teacher!”- Unknown

46. “I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.”  – William Shakespeare

47. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”  – Voltaire

48. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

49. “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren

50. “If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.”- Guy Kawasaki

51.“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” – Solomon Ortiz

52. “One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.” – Philip Wylie

53. “Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.” – Horace Mann

54. “Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” – Maria Montessori

55. “Not all superheroes wear capes, some have teaching degrees.” – Unknown

56. “I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.” – James Levine

57. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius

58. “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” – John C. Dana

59. “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”- Japanese Proverb

60. “Students don’t know how much you know until they know how much you care.” – John C. Maxwell

61. “Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.”— Charles Kuralt

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62. “What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.”- Joseph Addison

63. “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”- John Dewy

64. “To teach is to learn twice.”- Joseph Joubert

65. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”- Benjamin Franklin

66. “The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.”- Aristotle

67. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

68. “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” ― C.S. Lewis

69. “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” – Mark Twain

70. “Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.”- Edward Everett

71. “Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.” – Anatole France

72. “A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.”- D. Martin

73. “Cheers to all of the teachers who give out pencils every single day who know that they’ll never get them back.”- Unknown

74. “Don’t judge a teacher until you’ve walked a mile in her shoes.”- Unknown

75. “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.”- Lily Tomlin

76. “The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” – Unknown

77. “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” – Josef Albers

78. “I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.”- John Wooden

79. “Be a wonderful role model because you will be the window through which many children will see their future.”- Thomas Mckinnon

80. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou

81. “The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”- Alexandra K. Trenfor

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82. “Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.”- William Prince

83. “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” – American proverb

84. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” Cynthia Ozick

85. “Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.”- Andy Rooney

86. “A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy.” – Robert Lumsden

87. “The teacher … must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work.”-  Maria Montessori

88. “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” – Alfred Mercier

89. “The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.” – Michel Legrand

90. “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”- Phil Collins

91. “To aid life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself, that is the basic task of the educator.”- Maria Montessori

92. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”- Margaret Mead

93. “Without teachers, life would have no class.”- Unknown

94. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” —Marcel Proust

95. “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”- GK Chesterton

96. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.”- Goethe

97. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”- Sydney J. Harris

98. “A truly amazing teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget.”- Unknown

99. “A teacher nourishes the soul of a child for a lifetime.”- Unknown

100. “A truly special teacher is very wise and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes.”- Unknown


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100 Best Teacher Quotes To Celebrate World Teachers’ Day 2022!